So as you may have read previously I went Sloe picking and ended up with quite a large amount of sloes! so what to do with it all?
Simple I tend to go mad and make Jelly. You can do this with most fruit it is quick and simple and super effective.
Takes as many sloes and apples as you need, there is no need to peel or core any of the apples
Place in a maslin pan and fill with water around 2/3 of the way up
Boil away merrily for around 30 mins until the sloes go soft and the apple is just pulp
Strain through a fine soft sieve over night so the juice runs into a separate bowl
Measure the juice out and remember for every litre of juice, add one kg of caster sugar and one sachet of pectin
Boil away until the setting point is reached
Bottle into sterilized jars and label
Delicious sweet jam suitable for cakes, scones or even just yummy on toast. perfect for those autumnal feasts or gifts at Christmas, for something with the slightly more personal touch!